Gampelen, Canton Bern

Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)

Status

Closed/ceased migrant detention

2018

Type: Prison or pretrial detention centre (Criminal)

Custodial Authority: Canton Bern, Migrationsdienst des Kantons Bern /Service de la Population, Canton Vaud / Service des Migrations, Canton Neuchâtel

Management: Canton de Berne (Government-local)

Detains: Adult men

Capacity Reported population Deaths at facility
184
No Data
No Data
Switzerland

Not Available

Estimated detention capacity (2020)

7

Detained children (2019)

To country overview
FACILITY NAMES
Witzwil Correctional Facility (Justizvollzugsanstalt Witzwil)
Location

Country: Switzerland

City & Region: Gampelen, Canton Bern, Europe

Latitude, Longitude: 47.0133859222, 7.0630073547

Contact Information
Postfach 10
3236 Gampelen
Tel. 058 229 79 09
Fax. 032 312 94 95
Email: jva.witzwil@be.ch

MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

Facility type

Category Filter Criminal

Type Prison or pretrial detention centre

2011
Operating Period

Year of Entry 1998

Center Status

Status Closed/ceased migrant detention

2018

Status In use

2015

Status In use

2011
Management

Name Canton de Berne

Type Government-local

2015

DETAINEES

Demographics

Name Adult men

2020
Categories of detainees

Name Undocumented migrants (administrative)

2011

Name Asylum seekers (administrative)

2011

Name Criminal detainees (convicted or remand)

2011

SIZE & POPULATION

Capacity (specialised migration-related facility)

Type Standard capacity

Capacity 184

2011
Capacity Reserved for Migration Detainees (criminal facility)

Number 36

2015

LENGTH OF DETENTION

Detention Timeframe (long, medium, short)

Length Long-term (more than 20 days)

2011

OUTCOMES

CONDITIONS RATINGS

CARCERAL INDICATORS

External Security Regime

Secure

2011

STAFF

SEGREGATION

CELLS

COMMUNAL SPACE & ACTIVITIES

HEALTH CARE

MONITORING & ACCESS

TELECOMMUNICATIONS